Hanging on to the last few carefree days of summer? Same here. Make the most of them with these must-do events this weekend around Lake Norman:
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2nd Friday Street Festival
Oak Street Mill, Cornelius | 6 p.m.
Join neighbors as the streets of downtown Cornelius fill with live music, food trucks artisan vendors, art demonstrations, kids activities, craft beer and wine and more.
Mooresville Arts Gallery Reception
Mooresville Arts Gallery | 6 p.m.
Welcome the newest exhibits at the Mooresville Arts Gallery with an opening reception this Friday. Exhibits on display through August 31 include Sandie Bell’s Living in the Carolinas, Women Paiting Women’s Mythical Women and Dianne Sorrell’s Awakenings.
Movies @ McGuire
Duke Energy’s EnergyExplorium, Huntersville | 8:30 p.m.
Find out if Batman and his sidekick Robin will save Gotham from the Joker’s hostile takeover in The LEGO Batman Movie. This free movie night offers something for everyone, from kids activities to refreshments available for purchase.
Psycho Beach Party
The Warehouse Performing Arts Center | Varying performance times
Get lost in the storyline of this suspense thriller meets beach party at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center through August 12. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and students.
Downtown Concord Guided Historic Walking Tour
Downtown Concord | 10:30 a.m.
Local author and historian leads a historic walking tour of Downtown Concord each second Saturday of the month. See and discover the people and places that have shaped the city. $10 per person.
Sun’s Out Grill’s Out
Healthy Home Market, Davidson | 11 a.m.
Hold on to summer with the help of Farm 2 Family Foods. Enjoy grill specials (think hot dogs and hamburgers) and samples for a lunch made easy.
Something’s Brewing: An Evening of Six Original Bar Plays
Cabarrus Brewing Company, Concord | Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy your beer with a side a drama as Old Courthouse Theatre acts out 10-minute plays, all set in bars. Tickets are $15 and includes a special event glass.
Festival of Food Trucks
Downtown Mooresville | 5 p.m.
The best food trucks in the area are rolling in for the monthly festival, including The Big Woodie, Hiya Food Tuck, Maki Taco and more. Between bites, enjoy live music from local singer/songwriter Kayla Vega and beer from Ghostface Brewing.
35th Anniversary Pawty (In Dog Years) w/ Simplified
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew LKN, Cornelius | All day
Help Lucky Dog Bark & Brew celebrate their five year (35 in dog years!) anniversary with drink specials, live music from Simplified, food trucks on site and tons of giveaways.
Backyard Garden to Table
Latta Plantation Nature Center, Huntersville | 10 a.m.
Turn your garden into tonight’s dinner menu with this class at the nature center garden. You’ll learn how to turn the garden’s fresh vegetables and edible plants into a nutritious dish with a lesson and outdoor cooking demonstration. Registration is free.
Charity Yacht Party for Steve Smith Sr.
18020 Kings Point Dr., Cornelius | 2 p.m.
All aboard the Carolina Grace, the lake’s newest yacht, for the first Charity Yacht Party hosted by Steve Smith Sr. The day cruise features food, drinks, dancing and fun. Proceeds benefit the Steve Smith Sr. Family Foundation, a non-profit supporting local victims of domestic abuse and their families.